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Lido beach building should finish in November

The dredging of Sarasota’s Big Pass to renourish Lido Key Beach is about two-thirds complete and should finish in November.

The dredging contractor is adding about 7,000 cubic yards of sand each day to the shoreline at a rate of about 50 feet of buttressed beach per day. So far, about 500,000 cubic yards of sand has been deposited on the shoreline and the contract between Cottrell Contracting Corp. and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) calls for a total of 710,000 cubic yards of sand in total to be spread from the southernmost tip of Lido Key north to the Lido Key Public Beach. The work began last July and so far has progressed steadily with some minor setbacks due to summer storms.

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